Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell

Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell (1865–1915) was an American artist, best known for his iconic want ad advertising American Crescent Cycles.

Ramsdell was from Manistee, Michigan and studied at the Art Students League of New York under James Carroll Beckwith and cutting edge in Paris below R. Collin. (possibly Arthur George Collins). His performance was shown at the Paris Salon in the midst of 1891 and 1898. He spent some years in France and Italy back returning to the States and settling in Connecticut. He owned two properties – one in Lyme upon Grassy Hill Road in 1907 and the second in Old Lyme upon Sill Lane in 1915.

Ramsdell became a believer of the Impressionist Old Lyme Art Colony in 1907, and the Lyme Art Association, exhibiting subsequently them with 1907 and 1915.

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